Obama Presidency 101

Kids at Michelle Obama's old school see real-life lessons

The election of the nation's first African-American president has inspired kids nationwide, including at Bouchet Academy in Chicago.

It's an overwhelming black, low-income Chicago public school at 73rd and Jeffery, where Michelle Obama was once a student.

Elite Whitney Young Magnet, where Michelle Obama graduated high school in 1981, British literature teacher Charlene Floreni said kids across races connect with Obama for a lot of reasons.

One African American student said of Barack Obama simply, "He has hair like mine."

The son of Indian immigrants identified with Obama as "someone of color,'' she said. One white student in her class was impressed with Obama's intelligence.

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